Breast cancer affects one in every eight women. It is the most common female cancer in the United States, and despite decreasing mortality it remains the second leading cause of cancer death among American women.
If you are a breast cancer survivor suffering from vulvovaginal atrophy dyspareunia (painful sex) and have a severe contraindication to hormonal therapy or are concerned about the side-effects of using local estrogen therapy, lubricants, or moisturizing agents, there is a better way!
The symptoms of lichen sclerosus are irritation, dryness, intense itching and tearing of the vulvar skin. The patient may also experience scar and adhesion formation, secondary ulcerations and white blanching of the tissue.
Peninsula Women’s Care is pleased to offer you a new service that sends your ultrasound images direct to your cell phone or email.
This is the first in a series of tips to help with controlling the challenges of staying dry and in control of the Pee-Pee Monster!
When you are sure your family is complete you may wish to discuss permanent sterilization with your medical provider. Permanent sterilization cannot be reversed and does not prevent HIV or STDs.
Some gynecologic issues that should be addressed as soon as possible.
We recommend a complete gynecologic exam every year to maintain good health and treat any issues.
Infertility means not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least six months to a year. About 10 to 15 percent of couples are infertile.
Having a child will change your life. It is also a major medical concern. You’ll require specialized care to ensure that you and your baby remain as healthy as possible.
The normal length of a woman’s menstrual cycle is approximately 5 days and occurs every 28 to 35 days.
Mid-Atlantic Imaging Center, an affiliated provider group, has five locations that offer mammography and bone density scans.
Disorders of the vagina may be caused by infections, inflammation or normal changes.
A number of different birth control methods are available. Your medical provider will examine you and recommend those that meet your needs.
Sometimes sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s may cause vaginal or cervical infections. A special culture or test must be done to diagnosis these types of infections.
An annual clinical breast exam is part of an annual well women exam. We recommend an annual screening mammogram starting at age 40 to 45.
There are many reasons why you may experience irregular menstrual bleeding. Most menstrual cycles last from 28-35 days with bleeding lasting about 5 days.
Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles.
Gynecological exams are not needed until age 21 unless you have ever been sexually active or are having problems with your menstrual cycle, vaginal discharge or breast abnormalities.
If you have asked yourself this question and live in the Hampton Roads area, better yet, if you live in Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, or Williamsburg look no further!
Here is a list of Gynecologic procedures and surgeries that we offer at Peninsula Women's Care.